There are so many factors that go into having the healthiest pregnancy and baby possible.
Considerations extend beyond nutrition and into the fields of functional medicine, toxicology, and even genetics when you're thinking about how to give your child the best chance for long-term health.
It's why I'm always so thankful to find amazing doctors and scientists who can make this topic easy, fun and empowering for families that are looking to expand.
Dr. Ari Calhoun @dr.aricalhoun is an expert in women's health and naturopathic pediatric care.She's the founder of Kith and Kin Wellness. Her mission is "to equip mothers with tools, information, and community to raise happy healthy children while simultaneously fostering physical, mental and emotional wellbeing within themselves".
She's got incredible content on Instagram and her website about how to evaluate a prenatal and a step-by-step preconception guide you can use for free. You will learn so much from this jam-packed interview that will change your and your family's life for the better.
If you want to know about phtalates and their effects on fetal development, check out Joe Rogan's interview with researcher Dr. Shanna Swan. It is both fascinating and a bit scary.
Luckily, we have so much we can do about it, and naturopathic doctors are trained to help folks reduce toxic exposure while optimizing nutrition and whole-body health.
If you or a loved one are thinking of getting pregnany in the next few years, PLEASE contact Dr. Ari or I so we can help you have the healthiest pregnancy and baby possible.
ABOUT DR. KATE
Dr. Kate Henry is a naturopathic physician with advanced training in mind body medicine and functional psychiatry. Her study of nutrition, botanicals, and lifestyle medicine has enabled her to offer unique expertise and out-of-the-box solutions for chronic and stubborn health issues, including Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, menopause and hormone issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD and more. It is Dr. Kate's greatest joy to help others feel fully alive and healthy in their bodies, souls, and relationships. You can learn more about her at www.DoctorKateHenry.com